Only 20 per cent Indians have access to Internet: Study

Only 20 per cent Indians have access to Internet: Study
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Only 20 per cent Indians have access to Internet: Study.A study conducted across 32 emerging and developing nations by Pew Research Center reportedly found that only 20 per cent of India’s population has access to the Internet. The survey covered 36,619 people from 32 countries.

Of the 32 emerging nations brought under the purview of the study, India’s Internet penetration is at the bottom of the list, according to Pew Research Center.

A study conducted across 32 emerging and developing nations by Pew Research Center reportedly found that only 20 per cent of India’s population has access to the Internet. The survey covered 36,619 people from 32 countries.

According to the study, only 14 per cent of the people in the country actually own a smartphone.The survey also revealed that 65 per cent of Internet users in the country use social networking sites while 55 percent have at some point used the Internet to search for prospective jobs.

Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, who together contribute to a quarter of the global population have very low Internet penetration, according to the study. The figures are pegged at 24 per cent, 20 pe rcent, 11 per cent, and 8 per cent respectively.

The study reportedly found that young, well-educated people with English reading and speaking skills tend to use the Internet more. According to Pew Research Center, approximately 42 per cent of the respondents felt the Internet to be a bad influence on morality, with 29 per cent considering its influence to be a good one.

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